All i need to know is whether can it be done because i believe that it's better to learn from scratch than to be spoon-fed. Having said that, any amount of help is greatly appreciated.
Yes and no.
FileMaker can store scanned images into container fields. Scan each question separately or use an image editing program to copy one question at a time for pasting into FileMaker. Put each container field in a different "question" record. You can then add as many additional fields as you need to track difficulty, format, subject matter, etc.
I wouldn't try to output this into a word document, however. I'd just print the result directly from FileMaker or use Save as PDF to generate a PDF of the resulting test, quiz or worksheet.
You might also consider entering the actual questions and answers as text into the database rather than a scanned image as that will allow you to search for questions that contain a specific keyword, edit the questions or even use one question as the basis for creating a new question by duplicating it or by copying text from it for pasting into a new question record.
Thank you so much Phil, you are a very helpful person.
Oh, that's a great idea, exporting as PDF would prevent others to edit it, but how do i auto-arrange all the questions that i need into a PDF file?
Will I be able to create an input field to key in all the questions and *POoF* out come the results with the chosen records/questions as PDF?
My problem is that the questions are actually scanned images with diagrams that is hard to be typed out. Our bad experience is that many of the specific terms would be keyed in inaccurately..
One approach is not exclusive to the other. You'll need to read up on container fields, how to design layouts and how to perform finds and sorts to organize your questions in a meaningful format.
Like any other application, generating a PDF is very similar to printing via a printer. You'd design your layout for presenting the questions in the format and order you want, find and sort the relevant questions, but then select Save as PDF from the file menu instead of choosing Print from the file menu to generate a PDF of the resulting document. If you are using an older version of FileMaker, that doesn't have Save as PDF... listed in the File menu, you'd need to select the PDF option from the Apple OS print dialog or use a PDF generating utility on a windows system.
Oh that's really helpful for me. Thanks! at least now i know where should i start from. Cheers!